1781[wordperfectmac] Re: Printing in WP - Classic
- May 9, 2005I have upgraded and the upgrade process (including launching Classic
that then asks if you want to update that, too) seems to choose the
Laser Writer 8 printer in Chooser. That is then configured for
whatever OS X printer you have and you can print automatically via a
.ps file (don't ask me how, I merely saw the .ps file being created).
However, since I have an OS 9 driver for that printer that gives me a
lot of control over the printer, I have reverted to the OS 9 driver
It works, but it adds a layer to the process even if you don't have
to do anything. No new fonts become available as a result of this
access to OS X printers.
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Steve Kane <skane@s...> wrote:
>> There may be an exception to this now with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. I have
>> read one report that in the Print Dialog Box (or maybe it's the Page
>> Setup Dialog Box) of a Classic application a drop down menu appears
>> listing Mac OS X printers that are not even installed in Classic. I
>> gather that these printers do not show up in the Chooser.
>The undersigned luddite hasn't upgraded yet, but Apple has some
>pages on Classic support in Tiger. See the new link to "Classic
>Applications in Tiger" in the Links section here, which has a
>link to a page on printing, which says:
>> Mac OS 9 applications can use the same printers that
>> Mac OS X applications can use, even if you do not have
>> Mac OS 9 drivers for those printers.
>apparently confirming what Steve heard. Assuming this is new
>in Tiger, Apple has actually enhanced Classic support in the
>new OS, something I'm very happy to see.
>IAC, don't forget Ed Mendelson's recipe for a free Print to
>PDF driver for Classic, in "WP and OSX" in the Links section
>Yahoo! Groups Links
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